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On August 20, 2021, the “Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China” (hereinafter referred to as the “Personal Information Protection Law”) was finally voted on and officially released at the 30th meeting of the 13th National People’s Congress Standing Committee. It will be officially implemented on November 1, 2021. The “Personal Information Protection Law” is my country’s first specialized basic law on the protection of personal information. It is jointly constructed with the “Cyber ​​Security Law” promulgated in 2017 and the “Data Security Law” which will be officially launched this year and will be officially implemented in September. The basic legal framework of our country on network security and data protection. At this point, the troika is officially assembled and ready to go, marking the legislative pattern of my country’s cyber security and data protection has entered a new era.

my country’s legislation on the protection of personal information can be traced back to 18 years ago. With the advent of the information age, the effective circulation and rational use of personal information, which is the core resource of big data, has become an important issue for the development of the digital economy. On the other hand, the many problems caused by the excessive misuse of personal information objectively led to the accelerated awakening of social and personal awareness about personal information and privacy protection. Together with the promotion of domestic and foreign legislative activities, the legislative work of personal information protection in my country is imminent. The legislative work of the “Personal Information Protection Law” was clearly included in the National People’s Congress legislative work plan in December 2019, until the official release, and it has received great attention from all walks of life. The “Personal Information Protection Law” absorbs and draws on relevant foreign legislative experience, combined with my country’s national conditions and actual needs, and has made efforts to deal with the protection of personal information rights and the promotion of the reasonable and effective use of personal information, which is a worldwide legislative problem. try. The final “Personal Information Protection Law” also reflects the strengthening of the protection of sensitive personal information such as biometrics, the restriction of “big data killing”, the strengthening of personal control over personal information through the setting of limited portability, and the breaking of platforms Hot issues such as data monopoly and the establishment of different obligations and responsibilities for enterprises of different sizes.

The “Personal Information Protection Law” has clarified the basic legal framework for the protection of personal information and put forward clear requirements for corporate compliance. Of course, it is also closely related to the rights and interests of each individual. In order to help everyone understand the core content and framework of the “Personal Information Protection Law” in the first time, the Tianda Gonghe Data Compliance Team updated the content of the graphic “Personal Information Protection Law” and will publish the first instance of the “Personal Information Protection Law” at the same time , The second-review draft and the comparison draft of the official version, I hope to help everyone know and understand this important law.

The “Personal Information Protection Law” is a basic law that stipulates issues of principle. The specific implementation needs to be combined with relevant rules and implementation norms. The “Personal Information Protection Law” is a system that will surely lead to the promulgation of related supporting regulations and normative documents. We will continue to pay attention to relevant legal trends to help protect your legal rights and the growth of your business in compliance.

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